Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) says the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi, cannot address the worsening state of insecurity in the country if elected president.
Speaking at the APC youth summit in Abuja on Sunday, the former Edo State governor said Mr Obi lacks the capacity to address the security situation because he failed to showcase same while in charge as Anambra governor.
Mr Oshiomhole referencing YouTube videos said if the LP candidate had tackled insecurity head-on, his successor, Willie Obiano, would not have spent six months battling the monster.
“For those of you who are social media warriors, go to google and look at the first six months of Governor Obiano’s administration in Anambra state. What you are going to find on YouTube is Governor Obiano using bulldozers to demolish the homes of kidnappers and those involved in Bakassi boys and Bakassi girls,” he said.
“Who was the governor when Bakassi developed in Anambra State? Who solved the problem? If a man could not fix the security challenges in Anambra State, which requires courage, how can he convince you that he will fix security all over Nigeria? Don’t take it from me, go to YouTube. I don’t want to look for trouble, I am a small man, anybody can deal with me.
“If he had solved the security problem, would Obiano be demolishing people’s houses, the houses of kidnappers? When he says, ‘I will fix Nigeria ask him, have you fixed your state?” Oshiomhole added.
The former governor also said the opposition candidate popular among the youths is one of those sabotaging the economy of the country.
“He calls himself a trader, what trade does he do? Importing or exporting? What does he import? Find out. You’ll know those brutalising the economy,” he said.